The SLRV Commander 8×8 may not be the world’s most luxurious expedition vehicle, but it most certainly takes the title of 2-story mansion on wheels.
On the outside, everything looks like a typical off-road vehicle, but step inside, and you’ll find a fixed rear bedroom and an upstairs section that can be configured dormitory style for up to six children, with single beds placed against three walls and a central aisle between them. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Each of these beds come equipped with a reading light, and the room itself has an electric-lift TV on the end wall. The upstairs can be reached via a floating staircase instead of a typical ladder you’d find in other motor homes. Power comes from a Mastervolt lithium-ion battery bank and roof-mounted solar panels. In case of a zombie apocalypse, you can also opt for back-up generators that draw from the truck’s fuel supply (up to 1,000 liters).
Head downstairs, and a spare bed can be electronically lowered from the ceiling above the dinette, and when it’s not in use, the space can be used as a living area lounge, complete with wall-mounted home entertainment system. The expedition vehicle is powered by a 12.5-liter D26 six-cylinder diesel generating 473-hp, mated to a 12-speed automatic transmission with manual override.
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- 320 Pages - 10/27/2015 (Publication Date) - National Geographic (Publisher)